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Lembas Bread | Lord of the Rings

  • Author: Bryton Taylor @ Food in Literature


Units Scale
  • 1/4 cup golden syrup
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 90g Copha shortening, chopped or grated


  1. Preheat oven 190C/375F
  2. In a saucepan, melt the shortening and scoop in the golden syrup.
  3. Bring to a boil and let cook for a few minutes.
  4. In a bowl, add in the flour, then pour in the sugar mixture.
  5. Add more flour if required, but stir until combined.
  6. Roll out very thin and slice into squares.
  7. Place on a baking tray and bake for 20-30 minutes until the colour starts to darken.
  8. Let cool completely (it will be soft when it’s out of the oven) before storing in an airtight container.